Disney’s Princess Elena of Avalor Makes Festival Debut
Empowering Conversations Presented by Festival Partners Disney,
Macy’s, Voto Latino and CNN en Español
October 15–16 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empowerment takes center stage at Time Inc.’s fifth annual Festival
People en Español (October 15–16 at the Jacob
Javits Center in New York City). People en Español will host in-depth
conversations and engaging activities to address empowerment—a central
theme of the event’s mainstage programming—for the Latino community. The
festival is presented in conjunction with Festival partners Disney,
Macy’s, Voto Latino and CNN en Español.
On Saturday, October 15, the creative team behind Disney’s “Elena of
Avalor” will participate in a panel discussion about bringing Elena to
life on-screen and at Disney Parks. In addition, Latin Grammy-winning
artist and series theme song vocalist Gaby Moreno will perform
songs from the series, and Princess Elena of Avalor, the first
Disney princess to be included on People en Español’s prestigious annual
“25 Most Powerful Women” list, will make an appearance. Disney will also
host screenings of the upcoming special Dia de los Muertos-themed
episode of “Elena of Avalor,” as well as the upcoming animated film
“Moana” in the Festival Theater space on Saturday and Sunday.
Macy’s will present two panels on women’s empowerment at the Festival
Theater, both moderated by People en Español Fashion and Beauty Director Ursula
Carranza, with opening remarks from Dineen Garcia, Vice
President of Diversity Strategies, Macy’s. On Saturday, October 15, TV
personality and philanthropist Laura Posada, entrepreneur and
philanthropist Nina Vaca and actress and TV host Adamari López
will discuss the impact of empowerment in their careers, advocating for
other Latinas and the Hispanic community and Latin culture’s influences
on their success. On Sunday, October 16, Nina Vaca will return to
discuss these topics with Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO of Girl
Scouts of the USA.
People en Español will also use the festival as a platform to energize
the Hispanic community and galvanize civic engagement and voting
awareness during a crucial election year by teaming up with CNN en
Español and with Voto Latino, an organization that empowers American
Latino millennials by engaging them through civic media. In addition to
its anchors participating in the event, CNN en Español will engage with
festival attendees from its news truck, encouraging voter participation.
Voto Latino will co-host a panel discussion—titled “Making our Vote
Count”—on Sunday, October 16. The panel will focus on the importance of
voting and of having one’s voice heard, particularly for young Latinos,
during this year’s general election. Actress, singer and TV personality Adrienne
Bailon, TV host William Valdés, and actor Wilmer
Valderrama will participate in the discussion, which will be
moderated by CNN en Español correspondent Juan Carlos López.
These empowerment-focused panels are part of the many exciting musical
performances, interactive panel discussions, celebrity meet-and-greets
and more that make up Festival, the two-day, free and open-to-the-public
event that culminates Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s festival
theme is “ịÚnete a Nosotros!” with programming featuring a star-studded
list of recently announced entertainers, leaders and influencers,
including Daddy Yankee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dascha Polanco,
Adrienne Bailon, Selenis Leyva, Alex Sensation, Messiah El Artista,
Galilea Montijo, Maite Perroni and more.
For more information, and to view programming schedules for Saturday,
October 15 and Sunday,
October 16, visit www.PeopleenEspanol.com.
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People en Español was launched in 1996 as a special issue and
today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States.
Published 11 times a year, People en Español reaches an audience
of 7 million every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular
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that captures the values, contributions and impact of today’s Hispanics
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